With schools closed by the pandemic, solar radios keep Kenyan children learning

As schools shut, communities have been forced to find new ways to educate their youth. Image: REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Benson Rioba


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Pupils listen to school lessons broadcast over a solar radio in Dalu village, Tana River County, Kenya. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba
With no electricity access, solar-powered radios are the only option to stay educated. Image: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Benson Rioba

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